All posts in " Donbass "

Communist chief Zyuganov says Putin should accept Donbass into Russia

By ethan / September 11, 2018

The head of the Russian Communist Party says the conflict in eastern Ukraine will not end until the unrecognized republics of Donetsk and Lugansk become parts of the Russian Federation. “As far as Donbass is concerned, in Putin’s place I would accept it as part of Russia without any delay. First thing, we should recognize […]


Russian, Ukrainian presidents discuss Donbass settlement and prisoner exchange by phone

By ethan / June 21, 2018

The Russian president expressed concern over reports of new civilian casualties in Donbass during a telephone call with his Ukrainian counterpart. He also stated that the Minsk Accords were the only way to a peaceful settlement. The Kremlin press service revealed details of the conversation between Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko to reporters on Thursday, […]


Russian Foreign Ministry blames West for provoking Ukraine into new Donbass war

By ethan / June 9, 2018

Russian diplomats say the non-stop outbursts of violence in Donbass confirm that Ukraine has no intention of honoring the Minsk Accords, and accuse the US and their allies of supporting Kiev’s course towards war. “As far as the UN presence in Donbass is concerned, it is well known that in September 2017 Russia submitted a […]


Putin pledges help to unrecognized Donbass republics, warns Ukraine against attack

By ethan / June 7, 2018

Vladimir Putin has said that any aggravation of the military conflict in Ukraine would “inflict a tremendous damage” to the country’s statehood and added that Russian support for the Donbass republics will continue. During the Thursday televised Q&A session Putin faced a question from Russian journalist and writer Zakhar Prilepin, who is currently a voluntary […]


Putin proposes special status for Donbass republics within Ukraine

By ethan / June 5, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that, in order to stop internal conflict in Ukraine, Kiev authorities could grant special status with broader powers to the republics of Donbass, just as Russia had done with Chechnya. In an extensive interview to the Austrian TV channel ORF, the full transcript of which was published on the […]


Ukrainian law on Donbass slammed by Duma as step towards new war

By ethan / February 22, 2018

Russian lawmakers have composed an address to major international groups in which they denounce a fresh Ukrainian law on the reintegration of Donbass. The law is seen as potentially leading to war and repression in the region. The draft address, that the Russian MPs want to forward to the United Nations, the Organization for Security […]


Russian deputy FM opposes US participation in Donbass settlement talks

By ethan / February 9, 2018

Russia’s deputy foreign minister said the inclusion of the US in talks on a peaceful settlement in Donbass would not help the process, but noted that Moscow-Washington consultations on the issue could bring positive changes. Read more “No, a change of format would lead to nothing, I am absolutely sure of that,” Grigory Karasin told […]

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